If you've never grilled cauliflower, you've never really seen it's power. The versatility of this innocent little vegetable reaches full capacity when the flavors of a smokey grill come into play. Don't be afraid to play around. Add a little chimichurri or pesto. Drizzle it with a Thai peanut sauce, or maybe a some spicy buffalo sauce. You can serve it as a side dish, or chop it up and add it to tacos. You can even put it in a bun with guacamole, lettuce and tomato and have yourself a simple little veggie burger. There really is no end to what you can do with this beautifully charred little veggie steaks.
Things You'll Need
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
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Step 1: Slice
Preheat the grill to medium high. Slice the cauliflower down through the stem about 1/2 an inch thick. You should be able to get 3 to 4 steaks out of one head, depending on how thickly you slice.
You will have quite a bit of leftover florets; what is not attached to a stem will fall off. Don't let it go to waste! Try making some delicious and healthy cauliflower rice.
Step 2: Oil and Season
Brush all sides with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Grill
Cook until grill marks appear on both sides and the cauliflower has softened, about 3 minutes per side. If the cauliflower has grill marks to your liking, but you want it softer, move to a cold spot on the grill, or the upper grill rack and cover until cauliflower has softened.
You don't have to stop at salt and pepper, get creative! Try some Cajun spice, dried herbs, or even barbecue sauce to make it a new experience every time.